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2 Spirits of BC

  • Support groups Support groups
  • Free Free
  • 2S/LGBTQ+ Affirming 2S/LGBTQ+ Affirming
  • Telehealth Telehealth

The 2 Spirits of BC website is provided by the Four Feathers Society. The society organizes events for the 2 Spirit people living in British Columbia that improve their wellness. Please visit their website for more information about upcoming events, hosted via Zoom.

  • 604-683-3884
  • Website

Clients must be HIV+ or at risk for HIV. Staff are trained and educated in trauma informed care.

Happening Now: AllWays If you are looking to meet new friends, hang out, and also talk about gender, diversity, and acceptance, then join us for AllWays youth drop-in! *Please note that AllWays will resume operation January 2021 and COVID protocol requires registration. Visit Richmond.ca/register to...

Provides individual and group counselling to women and transwomen who have experienced current or past relationship abuse, sexual assault, or physical, emotional or sexual abuse at any age. Services are provided free of charge from a strengths-based, feminist, anti-oppressive, and harm reduction...

Provides individual and group counselling to women and transwomen who have experienced current or past relationship abuse, sexual assault, or physical, emotional or sexual abuse at any age. Services are provided free of charge from a strengths-based, feminist, anti-oppressive, and harm reduction...

The British Columbia Society for Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse (BCSMSSA) is a non-profit society established to provide therapeutic services for males who have been sexually abused at some time in their lives. As specifically outlined in their constitution, their purposes are to: Provide treatment...

Battered Women’s Support Services provides education, advocacy, and support services to assist all women in its aim to work towards the elimination of violence and to work from a feminist perspective that promotes equality for all women.

The BYRC is a one-stop youth centre that provides a wide range of social, health, education, employment, and life skills services to youth. It is a multi- service and multi-agency hub with a range of services for youth all under one roof.

Services: Counselling We think being a member of trans and gender diverse communities is something to celebrate and be proud of. We also know that our communities have to deal with a lot of oppression. Whatever challenges you face, we have a team of registered clinical counselors who can help you...

NOTE: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic meetings may be held via Zoom. Visit the website or Facebook page for more information. The Gender Support Network is a peer-lead transgender support group in Chilliwack, BC, providing a safe, supportive environment for trans identifying people of all ages and...

Chimo has a three prong approach to affecting social change in our community. Through crisis programs, we serve people in immediate need. Through transition programs, people make meaningful, lasting changes in their lives, or establish themselves in their new country. Education encourages prevention...

Creating Accessible Neighbourhoods (CAN) is committed to equity, diversity, and accessibility. CAN recognizes that people with disabilities and/or chronic health conditions have multiple intersecting identities that affect their experiences and daily life. CAN represents and honours all identities...

Family Services of the North Shore is a non-profit, community-based agency. For over 60 years, we have been committed to making deep and lasting impact across the entire North Shore, from Deep Cove to Bowen Island and every point in between. We offer counselling, support, education, and volunteer...

Foundry is a network of community-based health and social service centres and online tools and resources for young people ages 12-24 and their families. Foundry has engaged over 140 partners across the province of BC. The Foundry central office, hosted by Providence Health Care, leads the provincial...

Foundry is a network of community-based health and social service centres and online tools and resources for young people ages 12-24 and their families. Foundry has engaged over 140 partners across the province of BC. The Foundry central office, hosted by Providence Health Care, leads the provincial...

Foundry Vancouver-Granville offers young people 12-24 access to mental health and substance use support, primary care, peer support and social services.

Foundry Vancouver-Granville offers young people 12-24 access to mental health and substance use support, primary care, peer support and social services.

FRAFCA fosters the health and well-being of urban Indigenous people in the Fraser Salish Region by providing culturally-relevant services, support, and advocacy. FRAFCA provides culturally-relevant programs and services to suit the various needs of members including Early Childhood Development,...

The Fraser Valley Youth Society (FVYS) is a not for profit society located in the Fraser Valley since 2000. Our main focus is to support LGBTQ2S+ and Allied youth in the Fraser Valley. We want to connect them to their peers, their communities and to provide supportive & inclusive help where needed....

The Fraser Valley Youth Society (FVYS) is a not for profit society located in the Fraser Valley since 2000. We have been providing opportunities for personal growth and leadership through our workshops, programs and community connections since 2000. We have gone from a group of volunteers running a...

The Fraser Valley Youth Society (FVYS) is a not for profit society located in the Fraser Valley since 2000. We have been providing opportunities for personal growth and leadership through our workshops, programs and community connections since 2000. We have gone from a group of volunteers running a...

Welcome to the Free 2BU. We're a drop-in and support group for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered, transsexual, two-spirited, queer, questioning, and straight youth between the ages of 14 to 21 in the Fraser Valley and surrounding area. There's really no limit on where you have to live to show...

Inclusive, safe, LGBTQ2S+ centered, weekly drop-in for youth ages 12-24. We provide a space for youth to connect with and support one another; and to plan and participate in events and awareness campaigns. This drop-in group operates out of the Langley Youth Hub. For more information about Friends...

Gender, Sexuality, and Substance use is a drop-in group hosted by Three Bridges Substance Use Services. All are welcome, but this group centers the voices and experiences of queer women, Trans, and Gender diverse folx. Explore the overlap of substance use/recovery, gender, and sexuality. Open to...

This program is open to self-identified men (trans, cis, and other men), two-spirit and non-binary folks who also identify as gay, bi, queer, asexual, and/or as guys who are into/or have sex with guys (for any reason –including for work). Counselling with HIM connects you with a therapist who has...

The Heartwood Centre for Women, located in Vancouver, is a 30-bed residential facility that provides integrated treatment for self-identifying women (19+) across British Columbia who struggle with severe substance use and mental health challenges. We will develop a customized care plan for you based...

I Belong supports LGBTQIA2+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer/Questioning) immigrant newcomers by facilitating discussions around sexuality, gender, race, culture, and class. The I Belong program aims to support the unique needs of LGBTQIA2+ immigrants. LGBTQIA2+ immigrants face barriers ranging...

Offers counselling to adults, adolescents 13+, couples and groups. Areas of specialization include resilience and healing from trauma, including PTSD and complex trauma; queer and trans positive counselling; hormone assessments for transgender and nonbinary clients; living with chronic pain and...

The John Ruedy Clinic at St. Paul’s Hospital is a comprehensive primary care clinic for people living with HIV/AIDS in British Columbia. The JRC is a collaboration between the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS and Providence Health Care. With a focus on addressing the needs of the whole person...

The Kettle Society is a charitable organization and society located in Vancouver, British Columbia. We work with people living with mental illness, poverty, homelessness, and substance use. We serve 5,000 individuals each year, manage over 400 units of supportive housing, and operate a Mental Health...

I am a Chinese-Taiwanese trans and settler-identified Mindfulness Counsellor, Consultant and Clinical Educator. I have 22 years of experience in front line counselling, group facilitation, program design and curriculum development serving marginalized communities in educational, community health and...

The Mood Disorders Association of BC (MDABC) is a nonprofit organization that provides treatment, support, education, and hope of recovery for people living with a mood disorder. The Counselling and Wellness Centre at MDABC exists to inspire and support people who wish to cultivate a calm mind, a...

Offers grief counselling, stress counselling, mental health, anger management, substance use and addictions, trauma counselling, body image, parenting support, couples counselling, family conflict, intimate partner violence support. Services are provided by insured and highly qualified, fully...

Mpowerment is a space for queer and trans youth (15-29 years old) to meet, have fun and support each other in making informed decisions about their sexual health! Mpowerment Fraser host weekly events across Fraser Region. You can find us in Burnaby, New Westminster, Surrey, Hope, Chilliwack and...

Mpowerment is a space for queer and trans youth (15-29 years old) to meet, have fun and support each other in making informed decisions about our sexual health! We are committed to reducing stigma related to HIV and to building communities where we feel safe talking about the highs and lows of sex,...

Mpowerment is a space for queer and trans youth (15-29 years old) to meet, have fun and support each other in making informed decisions about their sexual health! Mpowerment YVR is based out of Downtown Vancouver and hosts new events in the city every week. We host social events three times a month...

Mycelium is a group of queer & trans youth 16-29 across what is currently known as BC, who connect to center healing, pleasure, and justice in our lives as we envision and create a world liberated from HIV & Hep C stigma. The Mycelium team is excited to be offering a wide range of social events...

CSFS Nanki Nezulne (Our Two Spirits) offers individual and group counselling to adults that are 18+ and self-identify as LGBTQ2+ and/or additional gender and sexual identities. Health and wellness services target the specific challenges that LGBTQ2+ individuals may be faced with, including but not...

Oak Counselling Services Society provides a wide range of professional, affordable counselling services. We provide short-term (less than one year) support to help get you going in the direction you want to go! Here at Oak, we encourage you to meet with your counsellor for regular, weekly...

We are a non-profit registered charity providing social services primarily in Surrey, Delta, White Rock and Langley. We believe in helping people help themselves. We believe in collaborating with individuals, businesses, community groups and government to create focused, effective and responsive...

We provide critical frontline supports to Sex Workers, including violence prevention education, one-to-one support, advocacy & referrals, peer outreach, and drop-in services.

We created our PROUD2BE programs because we know that those of us who identify as LGBTQ2S+ need a safe place to talk about how that feels – and how hard it can be sometimes. We also offer help to parents and family members if they’re having a hard time, too. Everyone should feel safe, supported, and...

Pacific Community Resources Society (PCRS) has a 36-year history of providing a breadth of quality, accredited social services across British Columbia, including: education, employment, housing, substance use, mental health, and youth and family support services. We provide substance use and mental...

Pathways Aboriginal Centre provides Aboriginal children, youth and families with a place to gather.We offer a variety of cultural activities, recreation, community events, social opportunities, resources, information, community education and one to one supports. The centre focuses on a holistic view...

We are a leading counselling practice in Vancouver, BC specializing in empowering all people to live authentic, meaningful lives. Our goal is to equip you with the tools and self-knowledge to manage emotions, overcome anxiety and depression, achieve your goals and see the world in a new perspective....

NOTE: Closed until further notice due to COVID-19. The Pride Collective at UBC is an AMS resource group that offers educational and social services dealing with sexual and gender diversity to the UBC community, including but not limited to students, staff, and faculty. Pride provides support and...

We provide personal support for queer, trans, and Two-Spirit people of all ages to live healthier, happier lives. We are deeply committed to the health and wellness of our LGBTQ2SAI+ communities. Our specialized staff and volunteers offer support, information, and referrals to queer, trans, and...

Drop-in group for LGBTQ2+ youth ages 13-18 hosted by The Youth Space. Check website for meeting details. The Youth Space is a safe, sober, and inclusive space for youth ages 13-24. All our activities and events are run by local youth in community, based off their own passions and interests. If youth...

S.U.C.C.E.S.S., a non-partisan and not-for-profit charitable organization, was founded in 1973 and incorporated in 1974 for the purpose of promoting the well-being of Canadians and newcomers. Originally an immigrant settlement service organization, S.U.C.C.E.S.S. has since developed into a...

SAA (Sex Addicts Anonymous) is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength, and hope with each other, that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from their sexual addiction. The only requirement for membership is the desire to stop addictive sexual...

Sisters Together Active in Recovery (STAR) is an outpatient treatment program. We offer a variety of treatment options, free of charge, for women having problems related to the use of drugs or alcohol. We are a bisexual, gay, and transgender inclusive service and support all women. The...

The Student Recovery Community (SRC) at UBC provides weekly peer support meetings, one-on-one peer support, drop-in hours, resources and referrals for UBC students in or curious about recovery from drugs, alcohol, or other addictive behaviors. The team also provides weekly outreach across campus,...

S.A.F.E.R. is a free of charge, time-limited counselling service offered at Mental Health and Substance Use Outpatient Services. S.A.F.E.R. provides counselling for individuals age 19 and over who have made a suicide attempt, are currently suicidal, or have suicidal ideation; also offers support and...

The Corner is a drop-in program for men and gender diverse folx who have experience working in the sex economy. Services include food, harm reduction supplies, STI/HIV testing, case management, support groups, educational workshops, peer support, and referrals to various healthcare, mental health,...

The Grounding Stone is a queer-owned counselling center and community space that strives to provide counselling services and workshops to the community facilitated by a diverse group of counsellors. The Grounding Stone is located at 5446 Victoria Drive in East Vancouver. We are grateful to have 4...

Kaleidoscope Mental Health Support Society provides peer support for individuals with lived experience of mental health concerns in a safer, non-judgmental, stigma-free environment. We offer specific groups for the public, UBC students and Douglas College students. Our facilitators identify with...

Three Bridges Community Health Centre, provides basic health care and education about how to keep yourself healthy. We provide many services for people of all ages. We work with community organizations and health care providers such as your family doctor to keep people and communities healthy.

Trans Connect is a health and community program supporting transgender, two spirit, intersex, and gender diverse people in the East & West Kootenay regions. Trans Connect offers: Community education, workshops, and consulting for service providers, businesses, community groups, and schools to...

The UBC Psychology Clinic is an outpatient mental health and state-of-the-art training clinic. Our team of professionals are dedicated to excellence in the assessment, treatment, research and training of clinical psychology. We offer comprehensive psychological services for adults in the Greater...

We recognize that a one-size-fits-all approach does not work best for our youth. The philosophies of two-eyed seeing, culture as therapy, trauma-informed care, harm reduction, and person-centred care provide a framework that shapes all decisions in how we interact with and respond to youth across...

VAMP is a 16-week abstinence-based intensive day treatment program for adults (18+) living in Vancouver. VAMP offers group treatment on Tuesday and Friday afternoons and Wednesday evenings, along with individual counselling sessions. Groups focus upon Early Recovery Skills, Relapse Prevention and...

We are a feminist, anti-oppressive, decolonizing rape crisis centre operating on unceded Coast Salish Territories. We provide support services to survivors of sexualized violence who have shared experiences of gender marginalization: cis and trans women, Two-Spirit, trans and/or non-binary people....

Wholepath Counselling offers person-centred, strengths-based counselling, virtually and in-person, for folks of all ages in the LGBTQIA2S+ community. I use an integrative approach and collaborate with you, to help you meet your needs and goals. I pay close attention to what resonates for you, and...

Anonymous and confidential 24-hour helpline for youth concerned about their own safety or the safety of others. Concerned parents, teachers, caregivers, service providers and others are also welcome to call for information and assistance Multilingual services and interpreters available. Provides...